Bronchial carcinoid presenting as multiple lung abscesses

Zeeshan Waheed, Muhammad Irfan, Saulat Fatimi, Ruqaiya Shahid

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Bronchial carcinoid tumours is a rare group of pulmonary malignant neoplasm that is derived from neuroendocrine system. Bronchial carcinoid usually present with hilar masses, atelactasis, bronchiectasis, or post-obstructive pneumonia. This case describes a very unusual presentation of bronchial carcinoid tumour with multiple lung abscesses involving the whole lung. This report is of an adult lady who presented with multiple lung abscesses involving her whole of the right lung. She was found to have an endo-bronchial lesion in her right main bronchus which eventually turned out to be carcinoid tumour. She responded to resection and antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-230
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013


  • Bronchial carcinoid
  • Endo-bronchial obstruction
  • Lung abscess


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